Naguib Mahfouz

(1911_2006 / Cairo)

Naguib Mahfouz Quotes

  • ''“Its a most distressing affliction to have a sentimental heart and a skeptical mind.” ''
    Sugar Street
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  • ''“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.” ''
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  • ''“Madness is the acme of intelligence.” ''
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  • ''“I found myself in a sea in which the waves of joy and sorrow were clashing against each other.” ''
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  • ''“You know what Im afraid of? That God is sick of us.” ''
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  • ''“Nothing records the effects of a sad life so graphically as the human body.”''
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  • ''“Home is not where you are born;
    home is where all your attempts
    to escape cease” ''
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  • ''“The heart is a place of secrets...” ''
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  • ''“We wont develop until we accept that reading is a vital necessity.” ''
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  • ''“paraphrasing.."Science is the language of the intellect of society. Art is language of the entire human personality.” ''
    The Cairo Trilogy: Palace Walk / Palace of Desire / Sugar Street
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